165 participants from 18 countries met in Marrakesh from 18-19 December 2015 to discuss the critical condition of soils, especially in Africa.
Eduardo Rafael Martínez Bendaña was awarded first prize for his documentary, " Una Amiga de la Naturaleza” (A Friend of Nature)
FAO Representation in Iran runs a nationwide media campaign to celebrate World Soil Day and the closure of the International Year of Soils
Media campaign to raise awareness and promote sustainable soil and land management in the country
At a critical juncture when population is increasing and there are more mouths to feed, it is important that better practices are adopted with an agro-ecological approach.
What have you learned this year?
This year's WSD theme was “Soils, a solid ground for life”
Population growth, industrialization and climate change threaten soil health
The official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS) will take place at FAO Headquarters on 4 December from 12:30 to 14:00 pm (CET).
Decades of archived soil research have now been transformed into an accurate, up-to-date, and fully functioning information system – based on state-of-the-art digital soil mapping techniques.
The purpose of the report is to carry out the first ever global assessment of soils and soil change